Tag Archives: wildlife gardening

Wordless Wednesday – A summer visitor: Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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Wordless Wednesday – Anticipation

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A Week of Flowers #Day7 – Flowers and Friends

Since the beginning of December Cathy at Words and Herbs has been running ‘A Week of Flowers‘ to cheer and brighten our lives. It’s been an absolutely delight to dip into so many people’s passions and favourites. I’ve loved it! … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Berries or Jewels?

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Wordless Wednesday – The transformative power of nettles!

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Wordless Wednesday – Babies!

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#WildWednesday – The long and the short of it

This year’s winner, at least in my own counting for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (end of January), was the Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus. They also happen to be my favourite of our regular visiting birds. Long-tailed tits are a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – An ominous quietude at the bird feeders

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Wildlife Wednesday – A slice of life at the Marjoram Cafe

I have Sweet Marjoram growing in several places in the garden and I am particularly fond of its golden form: Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, which looks good for months on end. It glows cheerfully from the time it pushes out the … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – 15 mins amongst the butterflies

Taking 15 minutes amongst the butterflies daily …What could be a nicer way of spending some time outside just now than watching and counting butterflies? Yes, the annual survey of these wonders (launched by the Butterfly Conservation organisation in 2010) … Continue reading

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